Should You Do Cardio Before or After Lifting Weights?
Your goals determine it. We usually focus on strength and endurance in fitness.
White suggests lifting weights first to focus on muscle growth and avoid injury by having more energy f
or proper form.
Seki also recommends light-to-moderate cardio after strength training to boost circulation.
The drawbacks of weightlifting before cardio depend on your goals.
For endurance events like long runs, Seki advises against weightlifting first.
Either way, Seki and White agree that lower-intensity cardio warms up your muscles before a higher-inte
nsity workout or strength training.
Cardio before intensive strength training may be counterproductive. Too much cardio before strength training may hurt your performance.
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